Revenge of the Pun Revenge of the Pun

Kitty Nirvana wins a Silver Medal at the IPPY Awards. '' The IPPY's are hosted by Independent Publisher Magazine and are presented at their Annual Banquet in Los Angeles. The awards recognize the best independently published books of ...

Author: Barry Corbett


ISBN: 9780557493364


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The second Embrace the Pun collection. Pun-based panel cartoons by Barry Corbett, a professional Magazine Cartoonist.Many of these cartoons have appeared in Barrons, American Legion Magazine, Lacrosse Magazine, Christianity Today, True West, Kid Zones, Medical Economics, The Artist's Magazine, and Fifty Something Magazine. Revenge of the Pun has already won a couple of awards for independent publishing. ForeWord Reviews gave it a Silver Medal for Best in Humor at the 2011 Book of the Year Awards, and Independent Publisher Magazine awarded it a Bronze Medal for Graphic Novel/Illustrated Book category at the 2010 IPPY Awards.

Summer at Sandcastle CottageSummer at Sandcastle Cottage

'You ain't going to bribe my Nirvana with no ice cream! I want proper compo, I do!' Nirvana ... Nirvana? Seriously ... ? Kitty clamped her lips together before she giggled or snorted or did something that could only make this entire ...

Author: Christina Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781786157294


Page: 368

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'THIS BOOK IS A DELIGHT. WARM, FUNNY AND FULL OF LOVE!' Katie Fforde, author of A Springtime Affair 'LOVELY, SUNSHINEY . . . A TREAT' Carole Matthews, author of Sunny Days and Sea Breezes ___________________________ "...Before anyone or anything else could stop her, she pulled the flimsy airmail letter from her pocket and opened it. The writing was black, small, and cursive, and there was a lot of it . . ." THE SUNNIEST AND MOST UPLIFTING AUTHOR RETURNS! ___________________________ DISCOVER WHY READERS LOVE CHRISTINA JONES . . . ***** "Left me with a massive smile on my face and great warmth in my heart" Netgalley reviewer ***** "Lovely and sunny, with the right mix of drama and romance . . . The chip shop, the beach and the sunshine just add to the joy" Netgalley reviewer ***** "I've been reading Christina's books for longer than I care to remember . . . I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone" Netgalley reviewer ***** "A wonderful book of a family built up of friendships . . . Just loved it" Amazon reviewer ***** "So great to see Christiana Jones back writing again . . . Left me with a massive smile on my face and great warmth in my heart" Amazon reviewer ___________________________ After trials, tears and a torturous break-up, Kitty Appleby has finally found where she's meant to be. Tumbledown Sandcastle Cottage, in the delightful seaside village of Firefly Common, is home, and Kitty's eccentric band of friends and neighbours are enjoying a glorious summer. There's just one tiny little problem. Sandcastle Cottage doesn't belong to them. And Mavis Mullholland, Kitty's landlord, is on her way home from her round-the-world cruise . . . Kitty can't bear to lose the community that's welcomed her in. But secretly, she can't bear to leave Sandcastle Cottage without finding out more about the mysterious and enigmatic Vinny . . . Why can't she stop thinking about him, when she's faced with losing everything? ___________________________ PRAISE FOR CHRISTINA JONES 'MAGICAL' Heat 'FABULOUS' The Times 'A WONDERFUL WRITER' Jill Mansell, author of AND NOW YOU'RE BACK


If there was a kitty Nirvana, Muffy appeared to have reached it. 'That's Katharine's cat. The real Katharine.' 'Yeah.' 'No wonder ...' Jenna said, then stopped as Nick frowned suddenly and shifted his gaze to Muffy.

Author: Karen Robards

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848943193


Page: 480

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Katharine Lawrence remembers the vicious burglars who shot her best friend, the terror she felt the night she nearly died. But there are things she doesn't remember at all. Like her lover's voice on the phone. Like her clothes in her luxurious Washington townhouse. Like the face in her mirror. Everything in her life feels utterly wrong, as if the trauma has given her some kind of amnesia. What she does know is that she is the special assistant to the head of the CIA, and she's lucky to be alive. She also knows that she can trust no one. Because the killers are back. 'Top-notch ... Suspense mixed with heart-pounding sensual tension' Kirkus Review


With one swift ninjakitty leap, the damn cat finally bursts out and skitters across the room, his freakishly long cat claws clattering against ... “I didn't know you had a cat,” he says. ... “It must smell like kitty nirvana up in here.

Author: Martin Leicht

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481442862


Page: 336

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Pregnancy is never easy—especially not when extraterrestrials are involved. Equal parts Juno and Aliens this first novel in the Ever-Expanding Universe trilogy is a hilarious, science-fiction romp that Kirkus Reviews calls “pure fun.” Elvie Nara was doing just fine in the year 2074. She had a great best friend, a dad she adored, and a bright future working on the Ares Project on Mars. But then she had to get involved with sweet, gorgeous, dumb-as-a-brick Cole—and now she’s pregnant. Getting shipped off to the Hanover School for Expecting Teen Mothers was not how Elvie imagined spending her junior year, but she can go with the flow. That is, until a team of hot commandos hijacks the ship—and one of them turns out to be Cole. She hasn’t seen him since she told him she’s pregnant, and now he’s bursting into her new home to tell her that her teachers are aliens and want to use her unborn baby to repopulate their species? Nice try, buddy. You could have just called. So fine, finding a way off this ship is priority number one, but first Elvie has to figure out how Cole ended up as a commando, work together with her arch-nemesis, and figure out if she even wants to be a mother—assuming they get back to Earth in one piece.

Backyard PharmacyBackyard Pharmacy

Also, there's some evidence that catnip can repel fleas, so let your kitty loll around in the leaves all she wants. The more cats crush the plant (and they will, believe me), the more oil gets released, leading straight to kitty nirvana ...

Author: Elizabeth Millard

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9780760369005


Page: 208

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This handy edition of Backyard Pharmacy helps you choose and cultivate the most useful and common medicinal plants that you can grow yourself either indoors or outside. Author Elizabeth Millard shares her deep knowledge of what to add to your garden to grow your own medicine cabinet and enhance your health.

Booby TrapBooby Trap

“It's an odd collar for a cat. Maybe it's too heavy for her.” I reached over, plucked Muffin to me, and undid the rolled- leather collar. As I rubbed the freed fur around her neck, she went into a state of kitty nirvana and started ...

Author: Sue Ann Jaffarian

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738727646


Page: 336

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Booby Trap is book four in this award-winning series starring the plus-sized, middle-aged, and whip-smart Odelia Grey. Could Dr. Brian Eddy, plastic surgeon to the rich and famous, possibly be the Blond Bomber serial killer? Odelia would never have suspected the prominent doctor of killing the bevy of buxom blonds if she hadn't heard it directly from her friend Lillian—Dr. Eddy's own mother—over lunch one day. Newlywed Odelia decides to stick her big nose into the case. But this mystery gets even messier than Odelia's chicken parmigiana sandwich, with everything from homeless kittens to Mob connections. Even with the help of her husband Greg and dog Wainwright, friends Zee and Seth, Detective Dev Frye, and her boss Mike Steele, Odelia discovers just how difficult — and dangerous—it'll be to bust this killer. Praise for the Odelia Grey Mystery Series "Gutsy, smart, and loveable, [Odelia Grey] is the perfect take-no-prisoners heroine for today's woman." —Camryn Manheim, Emmy-winning actress "A priceless series...a real treat for chick-lit and mystery fans who like feisty women."—Library Journal, starred review "Odelia Grey is delightfully large and in charge in Jaffarian's third entertaining romp."—Publishers Weekly "Odelia Grey is everything you want in a, funny, and completely unapologetic."—Tim Maleeny, award-winning author of Stealing the Dragon "An intriguing, well-plotted mystery that will entertain and inspire."—The Strand Magazine "Sue Ann Jaffarian does a masterful job. Once you get to know Odelia Grey, you'll love her. I know I do."—Naomi Hirahara, Edgar Award-winning author of Snakeskin Shamisen

Indyfest Magazine 97Indyfest Magazine 97

The creator of Embrace the Pun, Revenge of the Pun, The Pun Rides Again, and many other titles, his Ginger & Shadow collection Kitty Nirvana, has received an IPPY award. The unconventional artist/writer teaches cartooning courses at ...

Author: Ian Shires

Publisher: Dimestore Productions



Page: 44

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The 97TH issue of IndyFest Magazine! is here. This September 2016 issue is one you need to read. Inside you will find in-depth interviews with: Andrew Snook E Ardell Barry Corbett Gabriel Eziordo J Francis Parker Also included in this issue: Editorial by Ian Shires A Written View by Douglas Owen Honing Your Craft by Nanci M. Pattenden Motivational Moments by Trisha Sugarek Our Review Section Self-Publisher Hall of Fame Sneak Peek: Wunderfolk by Alex Barranco, Mohamed Rezk, and DC Alonso Dragons by Bryan Davis, Shiloh & James Ville Published by Ian Shires, Dimestore Productions Managing Editor Ellen Fleisher Circulation Coordinator Douglas Owen Cover Krista Maier IndyFest Magazine spotlights the creative efforts of artists taking control of their work. Each month you will find interviews, how toos and great advice from talented artists. Not stopping there, the magazine interviews the most amazing people and uncovers what it takes to be on the cutting edge of Self-Publishing. All this - and it is FREE Don't forget to tell your friends!

No Longer Zombies But Complete in Christ Volume 2No Longer Zombies But Complete in Christ Volume 2

The moment they start to listen to “Korn,” “Limpbizkit,” “Kitty,” “Nirvana,” “Eminem” (rapper), “Rise Against,” “Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards” (a street punk band with songs about drinking ...

Author: Rika Geldenhuys

Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing

ISBN: 9781603835879


Page: 354

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This book discusses how the sound waves and lyrics of music, such as Rock 'n' Roll and Trance , have an influence on a person's body, soul and spirit. A person's eyes and ears bring messages of the outside world inside a person. These messages go directly to the brain. These messages can either be positive or negative messages. The frontal lobe of the brain is where reasoning takes place. The frontal lobe is the place where a person's thought processes start. Thoughts will therefore also be either positive, or negative - depending on the messages received. Good thoughts (positive) and bad thoughts (negative) are then stored together in a person's memory basis. These thoughts form a belief system about oneself, God and the world. One's belief system can be formed by the messages received from parents, peer groups, role models, the lyrics in music, the social media, etc. The memory basis is linked to the hypothalamus (emotional centre). A person will "feel" his thoughts: Think positive, feel positive and think negative, feel negative. Good thoughts will produce good feelings and bad thoughts will produce bad feelings. The hypothalamus sends the messages to the pituitary gland which produces chemicals and the nerves "feed" the whole body. Good thoughts produce good feelings and the "happy" hormone, serotonin, is provoked. Bad, evil, or negative thoughts produce bad, evil or negative feelings and endorphins like adrenalin will be provoked. Endorphins are highly addictive, therefore one can get addicted to the stimuli which activated these hormones. One can get addicted to the music, which activated serotonin, or adrenalin. The sound waves of heavy music, such as Heavy metal and Death metal, have sharp points and aggrevate feelings of frustration and anger and adrenalin is activated. Smooth music's sound waves have round curves and make people experience feelings of peace and happiness and serotonin is activated. When the eyes and ears of a person receive God's Word, God plants his "flowers" in the memory basis, but when the eyes and ears receive evil messages, Satan plants his "weeds." God's good Word will form a positive belief system and Satan's bad, evil and negative messages, will form a negative belief system. One perceives the outside world from inside. Negative thoughts can cause nihilism - feelings of worthlessness. Stress caused by negative messages, can cause illnesses like ulcers, high blood pressure, migrains, etc. God's good words can, therefore, heal a person.


One day he ran short of ultramarine blue, and he joked to the cat, 'If you would be good enough to procure for me the mineral [lapis lazuli] powder that I need, I will portray you in this painting of Nirvana.' The next day, the cat not ...

Author: Katharine M. Rogers

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861894847


Page: 208

View: 174

According to ancient Egyptian lore, the goddess Bast, who protected her worshippers from disease and hard luck, had the figure of a woman and the head of a cat. Egyptians loved their feline companions, including them in family portraits, mummifying them alongside their owners, and creating exquisite works of sculpture around their graceful forms. Four thousand years later, the cat continues to charm us. Katharine M. Rogers traces our relationship with this curious creature in Cat, an entertaining look at one of the most popular pets in the world. From the domestic cat’s emergence in ancient Egypt to its enormous popularity in the contemporary United States, Rogers uncovers the feline’s cultural history in all its numerous forms: rat-catcher, witch’s familiar, and even the inscrutable creature that inspired Lewis Carroll and Edgar Allan Poe. As Rogers demonstrates, our fascination with cats lies in their uncanny ability to embody just about any character—from sweet to ferocious, affectionate to independent, eerie to elegant. Cat will be relished by anyone who appreciates these lovable companions and their amazing ability to bring joy to our lives.

The Things You Do for LoveThe Things You Do for Love

Lying in bed, Kitty could hear the rhythmic chant of insects that identified this as a foreign night. The sound was insistent, but she found the ... chocolate,' said Kitty. 'Muse and Nirvana.' 'Whatever happened to Muse and Nirvana?

Author: Rachel Crowther

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 9781785761850


Page: 400

View: 696

'A wonderful page-turner of a novel about the complexity of female life, by a new writer who understands it all too well. You can have it all, but only if you're prepared to pay the price.' Fay Weldon An elite surgeon with a brilliant but philandering husband, Flora Macintyre has always defined herself by her success in juggling her career and her marriage. Until, all at once, she finds herself with neither. Retired and widowed in the space of a few months, Flora is left untethered. In a moment of madness, she realises there's nothing to stop her running away to France. But back home her two daughters - the family she's always loved, but never had the time to nurture - are struggling. Lou is balancing pregnancy with a crumbling relationship, while her younger sister, Kitty, begins to realise she may have to choose between love and her growing passion for music. And even as the family try to pull together, one dark secret could still tear them all apart... "The very best sort of fiction that makes you really MIND about those people who you have only just met but whose existence throbs with vitality." Juliet Nicolson, author of A House Full of Daughters

A Body to SpareA Body to Spare

“Hi, cutie pie,” Emma said to the cat, scooping her up to pet her. Muffin was in kitty nirvana. She loved guests. A nervous laugh escaped my lips. “Can you see the future?” Emma responded with a laugh of her own as she continued ...

Author: Sue Ann Jaffarian

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738732268


Page: 336

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Odelia Grey’s relaxing day of errands is ruined when she finds a body folded like an origami crane in the trunk of her car. And it’s not just any dead body—it’s the corpse of Zach Finch, a young man who had been kidnapped eight years earlier. But why was he put in Odelia’s car? Where has Zach been all these years? With her name at the top of the suspect list, Odelia and her husband, Greg, are determined to find answers. They’ll do whatever it takes to uncover the truth, even if they have to give the slip to an arrogant FBI agent and delve into the dangerous world of contract killers. Praise: “Offbeat . . . the suspenseful climax offers some unexpected turns for everyone.”—Publishers Weekly "Fans of G. A. McKevett’s Savannah Reid mysteries will enjoy this witty series with its quirky, well-drawn characters."—Booklist

The Old Man and the CatThe Old Man and the Cat

... if a cat has dreams, that make her thrash in her sleep, twitches her whiskers, and stretch herself a little, before going back to the inscrutable nirvana of all cats. So until now our cat has no other name than Kitty.

Author: Nils Uddenberg

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466865082


Page: 160

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The Old Man and The Cat is a story of how Nils Uddenberg, retired Professor of Psychology became a beloved cat-owner even though he had never wanted a pet of any kind. One winter morning the author discovered a cat—whom he would later find was homeless—sitting outside his bedroom window, staring at him with big yellow eyes. Slowly but surely the cat worked itself into his life. This award-winning writer who has a background in psychology could not stop himself from going deeper into the cat's inner life. Does she have a sense of humor? Is it possible to attach human feelings to her? And the trickiest question of all: Is our little cat actually interested in our attachment to her? With humor and self-awareness, Nils describes how his existence changed after the cat moved into his house. The feelings she stirs up are a surprise to him and he quickly finds himself falling in love with this speckled grey-brown little lady.

Unlikely to FitUnlikely to Fit

Annie led Breckin and CC into the room that housed the cats and kittens. ... It was a veritable cat Nirvana. ... Annie walked to the corner where a group of kittens were curled up on a soft, oversized dog pillow.

Author: Ashlie Knapp

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781387481606



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When Breckin Henderson returned to her hometown of Parker, Oklahoma, she didn’t expect her football coaching husband to leave her for the head cheerleader as soon as she walked across the graduation stage. Never one to run, Breckin remained in Parker, but picking up the pieces of her shattered life proves more difficult than she could ever imagine. For residents of Parker, Griff was the man who came home with a broken heart when the love of his life was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident. The grandson who drives his eighty-nine year old grandmother grocery shopping each week. The bartender who took over the bar his grandfather owned and subsequently took his grandfather’s place listening to the town’s troubles. Both Breckin and Griff’s hearts have been broken once before. As they grow closer, will they be able to put their fears and insecurities aside and try to discover love again? Or will their hearts be too broken to ever completely mend?

Catland The Soft Power of Cat Culture in JapanCatland The Soft Power of Cat Culture in Japan

N Napier, Susan, 66 National Geographic (magazine), 30 nehan-zu (nirvana painting), 50–51 nekobasu. See Cat Bus neko chigura (cat baskets), 138, 139, 140–43 Neko Hon'ya Hajimemashita Tankōbon (I Started a Cat Bookstore) (Okubo), ...

Author: Sarah Archer

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781682684740


Page: 192

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An irresistible and colorful celebration of Japan’s thriving cat culture. In Japan, cats rule. And the country’s feline love affair is now a worldwide phenomenon. From cat cafés and Hello Kitty to the familiar sight of a maneki neko (“beckoning cat”) waving its paw from a shop window, cat lovers all over the world are more immersed in Japan’s cat culture than they may realize. With charming storytelling, Catland will introduce you to cats practicing to become monks, a designer who makes cat costumes inspired by the fashions of 18th-century France, and skilled craftsmen who build pieces of fine furniture precisely scaled down to suit feline customers. Packed with photographs, works of art, pop culture and folklore, Catland is the perfect gift for the cat lover in your life.

Dog as My Doctor Cat as My NurseDog as My Doctor Cat as My Nurse

And your cat friend, unlike your girlfriend, has three superpowers: petting, placement, and purring. Take a few inhales and exhales and prepare for nirvana as you gently pet your kitty with mindful strokes.

Author: Carlyn Montes De Oca

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781631521874


Page: 300

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Written for the dog and cat lover, animal advocate, and fan of natural medicine, Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse reveals how our timeless relationships with our beloved animal friends hold the keys to our optimal health. Acupuncturist, plant-based nutritional consultant, and animal advocate Carlyn Montes De Oca weaves together an insightful tapestry of prescriptive advice, personal stories about her lively “six-pack” of rescue dogs and cats, and testimonials from other dog and cat lovers, including best-selling author Jack Canfield. In an age when most people will suffer from a preventable chronic disease, Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse opens readers eyes’ to the fact that our beloved companion animals can be some of the most powerful allies we will ever have on the journey towards a healthier, happier, and more extraordinary life.


Those who sailed closest to the base course longest—Escapade, Kitty Hawk, Nina, Nirvana and Gulvain for instance—either didn't hold as good a breeze as those further West, or made more leeway in the unexpectedly strong set.





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50 000 Watts of Jazz from Fargo50 000 Watts of Jazz from Fargo

Ed, the illustrious Leaping Cat, had simply appeared on the doorstep of his trailer one morning in the woods, ... Ieff did carpentry and handyman jobs whenever he could find them, and Ed was left to pursue his own cat Nirvana.

Author: Tim Rundquist

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595211456


Page: 224

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A young man, just graduated from college, fulfills his long-standing dream by buying a vintage Volkswagen Microbus, recruiting a couple of friends and setting off across the continent, for a trip with no destination and no return date. Their only stated goal is to ¡°add something new to the lexicon of great American drivers and passengers.¡± Although their journey occurs at an anomalous time in modern history (i.e., the height of the Reagan era), they nonetheless manage to track down Iowa feedcaps, the Leaping Cat of Key West and the homeland of Dent maple syrup. And, ultimately, they even manage to tune in the elusive radio waves of 50,000 Watts of Jazz From FargoAt once surreal and homespun, humorous and thought-provoking, ¡°50,000 Watts of Jazz From Fargo¡± is a fond look at the joys of youth, exploration and creative anachronisms. Bringing to mind the best work of Richard Brautigan, David Duncan and others, the book takes readers down a road that is strange and new, but as familiar as home.